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Machinery Pete: Prices from California to Maryland

North, south, east and west.

Let's go around the horn and see how used farm equipment has been selling on recent auctions in the U.S. and Canada. Let's start our tour up north, specifically in southwest Ontario, Canada. These sale price highlights come from a farm auction last Saturday, May 15th.

MF 300 combine with 13-foot head, good: $1,100

NI 5209 discbine: $4,600

MF 33 drill, 16 run, single disc, excellent: $1,600

Kranz 10-foot packer, hydraulic lift, like new: $2,950

JD 335 round baler, like new, done very little: $6,000

JD 2130 tractor, diesel, after market cab, 6,600 hours: $4,300

JD 5400 MFWD tractor with JD 540 loader, canopy, 4,435 hours, excellent: $19,250

Most of the MF 300 combines I've seen sold throughout the years tend to sell with heads, as this particular MF 300 did. The $1,100 sale price is the highest I've seen since March 2003 and the fifth highest auction sale price in the last 14 years. The record high price for a MF 300 combine? That would be $2,500 for the MF 300 with a 10-foot grain head, both in good condition, sold back on 8/30/97 at a sale in southwest New York.

Now let's go south, as in southeast Texas, for sale price highlights from a May 1st auction down in the Lone Star state.

Schaffer 16-foot double offset disc: $1,600

Priefert squeeze chutes (2): $1,150; $1,800

Vermeer R23 twin rake: $2,750

NH 664 round baler: $2,500

NH 1475 haybine: $7,500

Frontier BB2060 5-foot box blade: $475

Shaver HD 10-post driver: $1,500

JD 6500 hi-cycle sprayer: $10,000

Case IH 2044 cotton picker: $6,500

Some brands are just synonymous with the products they make. If I say Maytag, what would you think of? Dishwashers, of course. Firestone, you think of tires. If I say post drivers, what brand jumps to mind? Shaver. Yep, it's got to be Shaver. Click on the link below to view (44) Shaver post drivers I've seen sold at auction over the last 14 years, including the HD 10 sold for $1,500 on the May 1st auction in southeast Texas.

Time to move east, out to Maryland, a state we've been getting lots more auction sale price info from over the last year. These sale price highlights come from an April 10th farm auction in north-central Maryland.

Kubota L4150 tractor with 2,376 hours and loader: $9,000

NH 376 baler: $6,100

Ingersoll Rand 185 air compressor, ran great: $2,900

Ford F550 dump truck with 203,546 miles: $8,000

2000 Ford F350 pickup, 2WD, 246,179 miles: $5,000

Caterpillar D4C with six-way blade, new undercarriage: $13,500

Ingersoll Rand DD24 roller with 523 hours, tampers in roller drum: $8,750

Finn hydro seeder, ran good: $3,900

We've completed our north, south, east and west journey looking at recent auction sale price highlights along the way. Hope you had fun. I know I did.

The thing I've loved most about covering auctions for the last 21 years? The variety. On every single auction, no matter where the sale is, there will be an item or two I'm curious to see what the heck it will sell for. What's that thing worth? Maybe it's an old Massey combine. Perhaps a post driver, utility tractor or mini excavator.

Tomorrow more auction sale prices will roll in from all directions. I can't wait.

I'm not sure mini excavators would cut it in the swamp. Thankfully, there are not too many swamps in southern California or the rest of the country where these rigs excel at getting the job done. Click on the link below to view the Bobcat mini excavators I've seen sold at auction over the years.

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